Reel Teens Festival Announces 2009 Winners

The 9th annual Reel Teens Festival was held October 9 – 11, in Upstate New York. A panel of entertainment industry judges awarded prizes to the best entries in 1 categories with a special Jurors Award presented as well. In addition, at each screening the audience voted for their favorite and an Audience Award was presented. 493 entries were received from across the United States and around the world, with 68 finalists screened over the 3 days. Each winner received $100, a ‘Felix’ statuette, and a Certificate of Achievement. The winners are:

Best Fiction – Better Days – Corinne Bradley, Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA

Best Short Fiction – Dan and the Red Sea – Max Collins, Guilderland HS, Guilderland, NY

Best Documentary – In a Place Like This – Mobile Film School, Austin, TX

Best Short Documentary – Game Addiction – Crysta Machado, Jasmine Velez,
Academy for Careers in Television and Film, New York, NY

Best Video Diary – My Story – Tianny Marmolejos, Clinton Williams,
Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA

Best News Magazine – Sleepy Hollow Digital News – Sleepy Hollow High School,
Tarrytown, NY

Best News Magazine – Hearsay! – Calling the Shots, Bristol, England

Best Animation – Dog and Flea – SAF, Cakovec, Croatia

Best Animation – Bellies – Cameron Locks, Episcopal HS, Bellaire, TX

Best Stop-Motion Animation – By My Side – Samuel Ekren, Perpich Center for Arts
Education, Golden Valley, MN

Best Visual Arts – Start Motion – Nick Ljubicich, Byram Hills HS, Armonk, NY

Best Music Video – Freshman Love – Hayden Goldman, Episcopal High School,
Bellaire, TX

Best PSA – Never Again – Jessica Lee, Harvard Westlake School, N. Hollywood, CA

Best PSA – The Line – Coralee Trigger, Westlake HS, Austin, TX

Long PSA – Where I Come From – Tasana Hardy, Community TV Network, Chicago, IL

The Judges Award – Our Boat Is Our Address – Shiropa Puma, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Audience Awards:

Dan and the Red Sea – Max Collins, Guilderland High School, Guilderland Center, NY
Four Red Shoes – Melissa Wilpers, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
The Butter Battle Book – Juliana Barbera, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
An Easy Day – John Robb, Alex Wilson, New Paltz High School, New Paltz, NY

The tenth annual Reel Teens Festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Columbus Day Weekend October 8 -10, 2010. Applications for submission to the 2010 Reel Teens Festival can be found on our web site

Deadline for submission is June 30, 2010
For more information e-mail
or call 845-246-1598.

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